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Rhodonite Beads and Cabs!

Rhodonite Beads and Cabs!

That's the rough!   Some new matte finish beads and cabs I just made from rhodonite that came from Australia.  I bought a couple pounds of this rough when I was in Tucson last February.  I included a picture of the rough I cut it from.  I really like the completely natural rich pink color and the dark black veins of manganese oxide running through it.  The black veins show where millions of years ago the forces of nature broke the rock and then through mineralizations and time the rock was healed back together.  I use rocks like this for my...

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Super FLASHY Tanzanian Sunstone Bead Pendant I made!

Super FLASHY Tanzanian Sunstone Bead Pendant I made!

Check it out!  From my private collection!  

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Covellite Beads & Cabs I Made

Covellite Beads & Cabs I Made

Some Covellite from Alaska. I got the rough in Tucson in 2018 or 19 from an Alaskan guy who collected it from a copper mine dump there over 20 years ago. It's beautiful but so filthy to cut! See how dirty my fingers STILL are after scrubbing for 3 minuteswith a nail brush and lava soap??? LOL. I've got Covellite inlaid fingerprints. I do love that natural metallic steely blue color.  Most of these sold really quickly but I might have one or two left in my store.  In Tucson this year went back and saw the guy again this...

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Embarassed about lack of posts!

Embarassed about lack of posts!

Well, gosh.  I DO post on my facebook and instagram and even twitter, pinterest, and tumblr more than I have posted here.  That has to change.  Starting with this post!  :)

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New FORDITE!

ford fordite

New FORDITE!

New custom cut focal beads and cabs, including matched pairs, made out of contemporary #Fordite . It's the overspray from the paint booths of a Ford truck factory. These will get listed in my DVHdesigns.com store over the next few days. Message me if you would like to direct purchase and not wait for me to list them! I'm cutting new stuff all the time!    

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